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POGO in the News

US adds more on clot risk to some birth control pills, Anna YukhananovReuters, April 10, 2012 

Just How Safe is Yaz? Women Need to Know!, Holly Grigg-Spall Ms. Magazine (blog), February 9, 2012 

Group seeks re-vote on birth control clot risk, Anna YukhananovReuters, January 12, 2012 

The Yaz Men: Members of FDA panel reviewing the risks of popular Bayer contraceptive had industry ties, Jeanne Lenzer and Keith EpsteinTen Miles Square; The Washington Monthly (blog), January 9, 2012 

Senator pushes transparency in federal health research, Sarah ChackoFederal Times, August 5, 2011 

Watchdog group hits FDA on drug experts, Dave LevinthalPOLITICO, August 2, 2011 

Heart Warning Added to Label on Popular Antipsychotic Drug, Duff WilsonThe New York Times, July 18, 2011 

Did Navy's Brain Injury Subjects Receive Substandard Care?, By Sharon WeinbergerAOL News, April 4, 2011 

FDA Whistleblower Allegations Shouldn't Be Swept Under the Carpet, By POGO's Joe NewmanThe Huffington Post, January 20, 2011 

Feds dismiss misconduct claims at FDA device unit, By Matthew Perrone, Associated PressThe Washington Post, November 9, 2010 

US Reviews FDA Scientists' Complaints, By Alicia MundyWall Street Journal, September 30, 2010 

Feds reopen probe into medical scanner approvals, By Matthew Perrone, Associated, September 28, 2010 

Tiny pill, big issues; Birth control at the center of latest national firestorm , Georgia GarveyChicago Tribune, February 10, 2010 

2009: Turmoil Erupts at CDRH, By James G. DickinsonMedical Device Link.Com, December 1, 2009 

Daniel Schultz Resigns Amid CDRH Controversies, By James G. DickinsonMedical Device, October 1, 2009 

Firm Aggressively Campaigned for Device, By Dan Eggen and Lyndsey LaytonThe Washington Post, September 26, 2009 

Fast-Tracked Medical Device Review Will Take Two Years, By Jane, September 25, 2009 

U.S. FDA seeks outside review of device approvals, By Susan HeaveyReuters, September 23, 2009 

FDA changes afoot?, By Shawn RheaModern Healthcare (by subscription only), August 17, 2009 

U.S. FDA device chief leaves, changes seen, By Susan HeaveyReuters, August 11, 2009 

FDA Head to Look at Medical Device Safety,, June 17, 2009 

Report: FDA Dropped Early Medical Device Lab Inspections, Medical Report Outsourcing (Blog), June 8, 2009 

Watchdog Group Wants Probe in Syringe Case, By Christina JewettProPublica & Chris Walker, Chicago Tribune, June 8, 2009 

A Covertly Drops Inspection of Medical Device Labs, By David GutierrezNatural News, May 30, 2009 

Health First-Dangerous Devices, By Leslie ToldoHealth and Medical News from, May 20, 2009 

HealthFirst-Dangerous Devices, By Leslie, May 20, 2009 

Is more regulation the answer?, By Rob WatersRaleigh News Observer, March 1, 2009 

As the federal stimulus billions begin to flow, oversight essential, Stockton Record, On-line, February 27, 2009 

FDA ignored debris in syringes, By Sarah Avery & Sabina VollmerRaleigh News & Observer, February 25, 2009 

Feds searching for CEO in case of tainted syringes, By Mike BakerAssociated Press, February 24, 2009 

Lack of GLP Inspections Leads to Hasty Device Approvals, By Renee FrojoDevice & Diagnostic Letter, February 23, 2009 

Internal FDA Documents Reveal Agency Stopped Enforcing Standards, By Daphne EviatarWashington Independent, February 18, 2009 

Watchdog Says FDA Abandoned Safety Measure, By Lisa LaMottaForbes Online, February 18, 2009 

Watchdog Blasts FDA On Loose Test Compliance Policy, By Anna EdneyCongress Daily, February 18, 2009 

Report: FDA scaled back enforcement at labs, By Ricardo Alonso-ZaldivarAssociated Press; ABC News , February 18, 2009 

FDA Not Enforcing Medical Device Testing Standards, By Jared FavoleDowJones Newswires, February 18, 2009 

Watchdog: FDA decision under Bush put patients in danger, By Greg GordonMcClatchy Newspapers, February 18, 2009 

Activists decry paucity of US FDA device checks, By Susan HeaveyReuters, February 18, 2009